Unfortunately in my monitoring session this morning I had 8 contractions. I had to re-monitor for another hour where I still had 6 contractions with over 20 minutes of irritability. Needless to say, the nurse wanted to send me in to the triage to be on the safe side. Once there, they started monitoring me for contractions. I was there from about 1:30-5pm and during that time, the nurse didn't detect 1 contraction. My cervix was still closed and all the babies' heart rates were normal. The concern became my high blood pressure as that could be a sign of preeclampsia.(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre-eclampsia) Preeclampsia if severe enough would lead to delivery of the babies. They did labwork to test for it and also tested for protein in my urine...another sign. The labwork came back fine and I did not have any protein in my urine. We met with Dr. Lam and he said since the labs were fine and I didn't show any other signs of preeclampsia, I could come home. I do have to do a 24 hour urine collection...just a precautionary measure.
I am so grateful that this is only the first trip to the triage. Even the nurses commented on how well I was doing. Early on in the pregnancy, the Lord taught me a huge lesson about trusting Him. I admit sometimes I get distracted with all the why's, when's, how's, etc, but ultimately as a Christian, I have to come back to "He knows. This is His awesome plan and I just need to let Him work." So tonight I am praising Him for the news we received and for loving me. I pray for our babies and that His perfect will be done.
Love and blessings,
Parent Vs Kids
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